What are the main human rights documents?

There are certain national and international human rights documents that could be important for you.


In Bulgaria, human rights have been included in the highest national law – our constitution. Chapter two of the Constitution contains many important human rights.   

In addition to the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, The fundamental rights of a child are guaranteed by the Child Protection Act.

There are also many other laws which are not human rights documents in themselves, but which protect different aspects of human rights. 

example The Criminal Procedure Code contains provisions guaranteeing human rights during a criminal trial. The Religious Denominations Act regulates the right to free exercise of a religion and the legal status of the religious communities and institutions.

European & International

There are several important international human rights documents that Bulgaria has joined and therefore they are binding to it.

Some documents are general and contain a broad human rights catalogue. Those are the following:


Last updated 29/03/2019